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Singapore Commences 1st Renewable Energy Electricity Import via Regional Multilateral Power Trade
Singapore >> 6/23/2022 - Keppel and Electricite du Laos sign power purchase agreement, pioneering cross-border power trade of renewable energy into Singapore The Lao PDR-Thailand-Malaysia-Singapore Power Integration Project...
Statkraft’s S&P Rating Upgraded to A, Stable Outlook
Norway >> 6/16/2022 - Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has upgraded Statkraft’s rating to "A" from "A-", with stable outlook. The rating action is a consequence of the elevated power prices.

"We appreciate this positive...
Statkraft Supplies Omya Hustadmarmor with Certified Green Electricity
Norway >> 6/15/2022 - Statkraft, Europe's largest producer of renewable energy, and Omya Hustadmarmor AS have signed an amendment to an existing power purchase agreement (PPA). During the eight years from January 2022 unti...
Juice Technology Generates Hydropower Energy for Real-Time EV Consumption
Switzerland >> 6/15/2022 - Juice Technology AG, producer of electric charging stations and software and the market leader in portable chargers for electric cars, announced the founding of Juice Power AG. Demonstrating a clear c...
Nepal Harnesses its Renewable Energy Potential with Tractebel
Nepal >> 6/10/2022 - Nepal backs low-CO2 hydropower as a source of energy. Middle Bhotekoshi is one of four Nepalese hydropower plants currently under construction with the support of our experts.

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California American Water Partners with Rentricity on Clean Energy Recovery Infrastructure Project
United States >> 6/10/2022 - California American Water announced the Highland Tank Conduit-Hydro Clean Energy Project, a clean energy recovery infrastructure project with Rentricity Inc., the innovative in-conduit hydropower clea...
Cloudberry Clean Boosts Hydro Power Portfolio
Norway >> 6/9/2022 - Cloudberry Clean Energy has secured the Bøen Kraft hydro power plants through a signed share purchase agreement of 100% of the shares in Bøen Kraft AS. The acquisition boosts the operational portfolio...
Statkraft Anticipates Renaissance for Flexible Hydropower
Norway >> 6/7/2022 - Statkraft, Europe’s biggest producer of renewable energy, sent a license application for a major modernization of the Folgefonn hydropower scheme in Hardanger, Norway, to the Norwegian Water Resources...
IRENA Members Back New Blueprint for Hydropower Advancement
Costa Rica >> 6/7/2022 - “Investment in hydropower needs to grow five-fold from 2018 levels to achieve the Paris Agreement goals,” said IRENA Deputy Director-General Gauri Singh at the fourth meeting of the Collaborative Fram...
The Hatta Hydroelectric Power Project, which has a Capacity of 250 MW, is 44 percent Complete
United Arab Emirates >> 6/6/2022 - HE The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWAMD )'s and CEO, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, paid a visit to the Hatta pumped-storage hydroelectric power facility to check on its progress. The station i...
Statkraft Opens Two Small-scale Hydropower Plants in Norway
Norway >> 5/31/2022 - Statkraft, Europe’s largest renewable energy company is opening the two hydroelectric power plants Vesle Kjela and Storlia, which are located on opposite sides of the Hardanger mountain plateau.
DOE Announces $8M for Technologies to Increase Hydropower Flexibility
United States >> 5/31/2022 - The U.S. Department of Energy announced $8 million in funding to support projects that will improve the flexibility of the U.S. hydropower fleet and enhance electric grid reliability.

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13 Businesses Receive Funding to Advance Hydropower & Marine Energy
United States >> 5/25/2022 - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced nearly $2.6 million for 13 hydropower and marine energy projects as part of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Tech...
Drax Submits Application to Expand Iconic ‘Hollow Mountain’ Power Station
Scotland >> 5/17/2022 - Renewable energy leader Drax will today submit its application for planning consent to build a new underground pumped storage hydro power station which would more than double the electricity generatin...
IHA Welcomes Two New Members Under New Sustainability Criteria
Australia >> 5/4/2022 - The International Hydropower Association (IHA) is delighted to welcome Bechtel and Sunshine Hydro as its newest members.

The companies are the first to join IHA following the introduction o...
GE Signs Contract for Largest Technological Upgrade of the Itaipu Hydropower Plant
Brazil >> 5/3/2022 - - A consortium led by GE Renewable Energy’s hydropower business will be responsible for the technological upgrade of the power plant
- The project highlights GE's commitment to developing soluti...
GE Awarded Contract by SPIC Brasil for São Simão Hydroelectric Power Plant Modernization
Brazil >> 3/24/2022 - - Located in the states of Minas Gerais and Goiás in Brazil, São Simão hydroelectric plant has 1,710 MW of installed capacity, enough to supply 6 million homes
- Scope of the project includes si...
Ethiopia Turns on the Turbines at Giant Nile Hydropower Plant
Ethiopia >> 2/21/2022 - Ethiopia began producing electricity on Sunday from its Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), a multi-billion-dollar hydropower plant on the River Nile that neighbours Sudan and Egypt have worried w...
Iberdrola Commissions its Largest Power Line of almost 730K in Brazil
Brazil >> 1/25/2022 - - The line runs through four states between the north and northeast: Maranhão, Piauí, Tocantins and Bahia
- This line will allow the exchange between the Brazilian regions and facilitate the flo...
Genex Starts Construction at Flagship Pumped Hydro Storage Project
Australia >> 1/21/2022 - Genex has kick-started main construction works for its flagship pumped hydro energy storage project, commencing tunnel digging at the Queensland site.

Genex is developing the Kidston pumped...

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